Kimye are gutting a luxe property in the über private gated community of Bel-Air Crest, in preparation for their new arrival.
Staying close to the Kardashian compound, the expecting couple were rumored to be house hunting in Miami.
TMZ has reported that Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 35, are renovating the entire villa, adding 4,000 square feet to the residence. But, as is, the impressive home is significantly larger than Kim’s current Beverly Hills address or Kanye’s Hollywood Hills home.
Built in 2010, 9,000-square-foot home is next to a gargantuan 20,000-square-foot home, which is occupied and not on the market. Both homes are currently owned under the same name and were constructed around the same time.
Designed by architect Ron Firestone, the listing says: ‘custom craftsmanship and old world details are combined with every modern amenity.’
It adds: ‘Hand forged wrought iron and glass front doors open up to the two story formal entry with black walnut parquet floors.
‘A two story living room flanked by Cantera stone columns overlooks the rear grounds and mountains beyond. The great room includes wide planked floors, beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace and features a bar and stone wine cellar.
‘The library serves as a warm respite, detailed in rich woods and a burgundy marble fireplace. The master suite has spectacular views from every window, a fireplace, sitting room, large walk-in closet and changing area.’
The master bathroom has large steam shower, spa tub and massage room, while the massive backyard is a dream with sweeping lawns, an infinity edged pool and a loggia that serves as an outdoor living room and kitchen.
A source told TMZ upon completion the 14,000-square-foot dream Italian villa, will contain a ‘gym, movie theater, full hair and makeup salon, bowling alley, basketball court and indoor and outdoor pool.’ Of course, somewhere in there will also be a baby nursery.
Their new neighbors include; A-listers, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, who purchased a $21 million mansion in May 2012. Among their other celebrity neighbors are LA Clippers star Chris Paul and Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis.
In typical Kardashian fashion, the baby is expected to appear on the family’s E! reality franchise, which includes Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take New York, among other series.
“We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers, more bottles and, without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear,” E! president Suzanne Kolb told The Hollywood Reporter on New Year’s Eve.
The couple surprised many when they reportedly turned down a $3 million offer for the first photos of their baby. A source close to new parents-to-be told TMZ that she and the rapper have been flooded with lucrative offers for their child’s first pictures and were offered $3 million from one publication outside the US.
Kim has already been offered $250,000 to host a pregnancy website after being approached by David Dginguerian, an Armenian filmmaker, about working with a planned membership-only website called MyPregnancy.com.
The couple have jetted to Paris following their baby news, a source told Us Weekly, as they “just wanted to chill . It’s a little babymoon!”
By the way, Kim is still legally married to Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries, though they separated in October 2011 after 72 days of marriage. Humphries reportedly has refused to sign divorce papers and is seeking an annulment. The former couple is headed to court Feb. 15 to set a date for their divorce trial, which isn’t likely to occur until June.
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